A Universe With A Mission?

Question from The Devil’s Advocate: This question is going to be different. That is to say, I’m inclined to think that it should be interpreted and processed in a somewhat different manner than most of the emails you receive. It’s about what might be, rather than what is. In my experience, a significant minority, if … Continue reading “A Universe With A Mission?”

The Universe Itself Keeps On Expanding, And Expanding…

Question from Andreas: I know, this may have already been answered, but this piece of information so far successfully hid from my search for knowledge. This is why I’d like to ask a physicist — Lawrence Krauss — these two questions regarding space and time. Question 1: First, as I get it, since Einstein there … Continue reading “The Universe Itself Keeps On Expanding, And Expanding…”

The Universe and Everything

Question from Bryson: So based on scientific evidence the universe at one time began to exist right? Explained by What we call the big bang theory. Another law is whatever begins to exist has a cause right? As in there’s something that begins to exist, there’s a cause for it, it existing being the effect. … Continue reading “The Universe and Everything”

The Poorly-Tuned Universe?

Question from Alex: Hi, this question has the intention to find if there are direct counter-examples of the fine-tuning argument, by this I mean constants that could be adjustable without impeding the emergence of life in the universe; are there such constants? If the universe was designed by an intelligent creator, we should expect things … Continue reading “The Poorly-Tuned Universe?”

The Determination Of The Universe

Question from Alejandro: Message: I was debating (not formally) in my university about the existence of a god, and we ended up in the topic of determinism. My theist opposition argued that determinism would prove the existence of (their) god, that it would prove that, say, life was determined to exist by physics and chemistry, … Continue reading “The Determination Of The Universe”

Universe(tm) – No God Required

Question from Jhon Roy: How did the universe existed if there was/is no God to create it, do you want us Christians to believe that out of nothing, the universe began to exist??? It is indeed illogical. Steven Hawking said that because of gravity the universe can create itself, but as I told you before … Continue reading “Universe(tm) – No God Required”

Eternal inflation? No. Eternal universe? Maybe, nevertheless. And what’s it to ya?

“These three scientists in particular, by virtue of their joint paper, are name-checked more often than any others by apologists not just arguing for an absolute beginning to the universe but claiming that this has been established beyond doubt.”

Aaah! They’re Everywhere!

Questions from Evan, received in quick succession: Impossible Story. Any explanation? Its pretty messed up. Over My Head: A Former Wiccan Tells Her Story How do you explain this guy? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cMu5F2icsT8 How do you explain this messed up video? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pcgkd_7KPd0 How do you explain this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91CnOAlYTRA and all the other videos claiming people saw Steven Hawking in hell. … Continue reading “Aaah! They’re Everywhere!”

NDEs: The View From The Other Side

Question from Ruslana: Hello! I just browsed some of the recent questions/answers, and I wanted to kind of post a rebuttal to the individuals who claim that folks like Tsakiris, Long, and others are potentially proving NDEs. I would also like to know if you, SmartLX, agree with me, or not. I myself am not … Continue reading “NDEs: The View From The Other Side”